Wesley Mathews, the adoptive father of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews has changed his story regarding what happened the morning the little girl disappeared from his home, according to Richardson, Texas, police.
Mathews, 37, claimed his daughter, Sherin, disappeared a little after 3 a.m. on Oct. 7 after he put her outside to stand by a tree for reportedly refusing to drink her milk.
On Monday, authorities arrested Mathews and charged him with one felony count of injury to a child after he reportedly “changed his story.”
“Wesley Mathews said she wouldn’t listen to him. Eventually, the 3-year-old girl began to drink her milk. Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk,” the affidavit states. The affidavit also stated that Mathews said that Sherin began choking on the milk and shortly after, her breathing stopped. Mathews allegedly said he then removed the little girl’s lifeless body from their home off of Sunningdale Road in Richardson, TX. Continue reading
Richardson, TX., authorities were searching Monday for a 3-year-old Sherin Mathews, the suburban Dallas girl who went missing over the weekend when her father allegedly made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk.
Wesley Mathews, 37, ordered little Sherin to stand next to a tree behind the fence at their Richardson home at around 3 a.m. Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit. The tree is across an alley from the home.
The father didn’t notify police that his daughter was missing until about five hours later, according to the affidavit.
Mathews went outside about 15 minutes later to check on her, but Sherin was gone. The child, who has a developmental disability, was wearing leggings, a pink long-sleeved shirt and pink flip-flops. Mathews was arrested Saturday on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child. He posted bond late Sunday, according to police Sgt. Kevin Perlich. A working phone number for Mathews could not be found and it’s not clear if he’s hired an attorney to speak on his behalf. Continue reading